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Teachers define modern teenage slang

Teachers define modern teenage slang

Duncan Stephenson and Masha Yakhkind
April 6, 2017
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Lit: When something is great/exciting Mrs. Bassen: “Lit means ‘it's awesome’” Mr. Vibert: “Lit means if something is really cool or great” Ms. Pitcairn: “If something is lit, that means it's very good, high energy, and you're having a good time.” Mrs. Miller: “It’s great and righ...

Students inducted into National Spanish Honors Society (22 photos)

Students inducted into National Spanish Honors Society (22 photos)

Andrew D'Amico and Eden Vanslette
March 28, 2017
Filed under Features, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

Students were inducted into the National Spanish Honors Society on Wednesday.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Mr. Chase?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Mr. Chase?

Kate Balicki and Abby Stoller
March 16, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Quizzes, Recent Posts, Showcase

Test your knowledge on history teacher Mr. Chase.

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METCO marks 50th anniversary

METCO marks 50th anniversary

Jay Abdella
March 9, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the METCO program’s existence in Massachusetts. METCO stands for Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity. The program is designed to promote diversity by integrating students from Boston into the suburbs. The program currently includes 34 districts in...

WW’ 17: Students and teachers react to METCO panel

WW’ 17: Students and teachers react to METCO panel

Nandita Subbiah
February 15, 2017
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Freshman DeAndre Balls "[It was] good. It needed to be showed to everyone, what we go through every morning. It was good what they were saying, it was not just one person's life that they had to go through. It is all of us who have to go through it every morning." Senior Coby Sommerfield "I th...

WW ’17: Q&A with slam poets (video)

WW ’17: Q&A with slam poets (video)

Abby Stoller, Andrew D'Amico, Natalie Hsu, Kevin Wang, and Jackie Stoller
February 3, 2017
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Multimedia, Recent Posts, Showcase, Winter Week 2017, WSPN

WSPN caught up with the poets from Tuesday's poetry slam and asked them a few questions about their experiences with slam poetry. When/Where did you start participating in Poetry Slams? Sam Rush: “I first started performing poetry because in high school my teacher showed my class “Def...

Wayland High School’s ranking by the numbers

Wayland High School’s ranking by the numbers

Matt Karle and Kyle Chen
February 2, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

With the week of midterms behind them, Wayland students have successfully completed the first semester of the 2016-2017 school year and the rigorous exams that marked its completion. Students’ scores on the midterms won’t simply provide insight into how much they’ve learned in their respective...

How to survive midterms and second semester

How to survive midterms and second semester

Naomi Lathan, Matt Karle, Janani Gandhi, Jackie Stoller, Jay Abdella, Wendy Wang, and Meg Trogolo
January 23, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Opinion, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN reporters offer their best tips on how to survive midterm season and succeed in the second semester of WHS' hardest classes.

Attic Archaeology class studies mystery briefcase

Attic Archaeology class studies mystery briefcase

Meg Trogolo
January 23, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase

A history teacher receives a mysterious briefcase, salvaged from the middle of a road by a passerby who happened to notice it from atop her bicycle. The briefcase is full of artwork, some of it signed and dated and some of it without so much as a scribble on the back for identification. It sounds...

WHS students to attend Boston Women’s March for America this Saturday

WHS students to attend Boston Women’s March for America this Saturday

Aimee LaRochelle and Olivia Waldron
January 21, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features, Recent Posts, Showcase, WSPN

On Saturday, Jan. 21, the Boston Women's March for America will be taking place starting in the Boston Commons. According to the event’s official website, the group stands for religious freedom, human rights, climate justice, racial justice, economic justice and reproductive justice. People will be marc...

Q&A with WHS students who attended “Love Trumps Hate” rallies

Q&A with WHS students who attended “Love Trumps Hate” rallies

Aimee LaRochelle
January 19, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features

Many Americans were outraged to find that reality TV star Donald Trump had won the 2016 presidential election. Many took a stand against the outcome by attending rallies. Juniors Jen Curran, Savannah Salitsky and Ella Johnson were among them. Here are their stories.   Jen Curran Class of 2018 Attended New...

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